Coin Tosses

Some articles on coin tosses, tosses, coin:

Temperature - Theoretical Foundation - Second Law of Thermodynamics
... For example, in a series of coin tosses, a perfectly ordered system would be one in which either every toss comes up heads or every toss comes up tails ... This means that for a perfectly ordered set of coin tosses, there is only one set of toss outcomes possible the set in which 100% of tosses come up the same ... As the number of coin tosses increases, the number of possible combinations corresponding to imperfectly ordered systems increases ...
Martingale (betting System) - Mathematical Analysis
... Let the coin tosses be represented by a sequence X0, X1, … of independent random variables, each of which is equal to H with probability p, and T with probability q ... If the coin never shows H, we write N = ∞ ... because it depends on the random outcomes of the coin tosses ...

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